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ZevenOS 3.0 Review: Refreshingly different!

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ZevenOS, a German based distro, is quite a familiar name in the Linux world. Typically they bring out two classes of distro

* A lightweight XFCE distro based on Ubuntu, with the look and feel of BeOS, which actually never captured my imagination

* A heavier KDE based Neptune based on Debian testing

Last week I came across the release note of Neptune in Distrowatch based on Debian Wheezy and I was quite intrigued to try it out. And I must say, it was really worth. What a wonderful distro the ZevenOS developers have created!

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